WC Statistics

In 2016, a total of 5,201 initial worker's compensation hearing applications were filed in the State of Wisconsin.

Initial Hearing Applications:

​Appleton Area  

​854

​Milwaukee Area

​1,782

​Madison Area

​426

​Balance of State

​2,139

​Total Initial Applications

​5,201



Category

​Scheduled

​Held

​Pre-hearings

​663

​472

​Hearings

​4,398

​336

​Heard & Continued

​-

​91

​Settlements (a)

​185

​359

​Mediation

​52

​63

​Total

​5,298

​1,321


    a) The definition of settlements changed in August, 2016

  Out of 5,298 scheduled hearings, there were 6,092 orders and 331 finding of fact orders.


The following shows the breakdown of appeals to LIRC and the judicial system.

​Category
​Appeals
​LIRC
​172
​Circuit Court
​33
​Appeals Court
​15
​Supreme Court
​3
​Total
​223